It had been more than a decade since the Miami Heat last tasted victory in the Mile High City. But that drought was relieved Thursday night with a 98-93 victory by the Heat over the Denver Nuggets.
LeBron James has been spectacular both times he has faced the Denver Nuggets since joining the Miami Heat.
The sports world’s long national Dwightmare is over, but it’s just beginning for opponents of the Los Angeles Lakers who took the super team concept started by Boston and Miami to another level Thursday night.
Andre Miller scored 24 points, including two free throws with 12.8 seconds left, and the Denver Nuggets survived Kobe Bryant’s late scoring barrage in a 43-point performance, avoiding playoff elimination with a 102-99 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 5 on Tuesday night.
Kobe Bryant scored 22 points, Andrew Bynum added 19 and the Los Angeles Lakers’ stars got plenty of help from their supporting cast in a 92-88 win over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night for a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.
The playoff game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets was briefly interrupted when a 20-year-old stalker of several Nuggets players walked out on the court in the second quarter Sunday night.
The Denver Nuggets figure the way to quit getting beaten inside and out by the Los Angeles Lakers is to get them running up and down the court.
Kobe Bryant scored 31 points, Andrew Bynum posted the Lakers’ first playoff triple-double in 21 years with an NBA postseason record-tying 10 blocked shots, and LA controlled the tempo in a playoff-opening 103-88 victory over the Nuggets.
The Denver Nuggets earned themselves another postseason date with the Los Angeles Lakers. Whether that is a good thing or a bad thing remains to be seen.
It was another loss for the Miami heat as the Denver Nuggets pressed the pace and then turned it up a notch in the fourth quarter. The Nuggets sent the Heat to their third straight loss with a 117-104 victory on Friday night.